Manish Dayal

by follers on January 6, 2017

Birth Name: Manish Sudhir Patel

Place of Birth: Orangeburg, South Carolina, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 17, 1983

Ethnicity: Gujarati Indian

Manish Dayal is an American actor and producer. His parents are from Gujarat, India. He uses his grandfather’s name, “Dayal”, as his stage surname.

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Tina Desai

by wanderer on December 30, 2016

Birth Name: Tena Babbar Desae

Place of Birth: Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Date of Birth: 24 February, 1987

*Gujarati Indian (father)
*Telugu Indian (mother)

Tina Desai is an Indian actress and model. She was born in Bangalore, to a Gujarati father and a Telugu mother. She is fluent in five languages, Gujarati, Telugu, Kannada, English, and Hindi.

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Naomi Scott

by Katz on December 8, 2015

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Birth Name: Naomi Grace Scott

Place of Birth: Hounslow, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 6 May, 1993

*Scottish, possibly other (father)
*Gujarati Indian (mother)

Naomi Scott is a British actress and singer.

Her father, Christopher T. Scott, is British, and likely has Scottish ancestry; he is senior pastor of the Bridge Church, Woodford in Redbridge. Her mother, Usha (Joshi), is Gujarati Indian, from Uganda.

Naomi plays Kimberly, the Pink Ranger, in the 2017 film version of Power Rangers.

Naomi is married to footballer Jordan Spence.


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Avan Jogia

by ethnic on June 2, 2010

Birth Name: Avan Tudor Jogia

Place of Birth: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Date of Birth: February 9, 1992

*Gujarati Indian (father)
*English, Welsh, some German (mother)

Avan Jogia is a Canadian actor, director, and activist.

His father is of Gujarati Indian descent. His mother has English, Welsh, and some German, ancestry. Some of Avan’s mother’s family moved to Canada from the United States, where they lived for many generations. Avan has said that he speaks “a little bit of French and a little bit of Gujarati”.

Avan’s paternal grandparents were Ramanlal Jogia and Sharda Lodia.

Avan’s maternal grandparents were Hugh Adney Tudor (the son of Adney Jennings Tudor and Lucille Marie Jorden) and Edith Marjory/Joan Griffiths. Avan’s great-grandfather Adney was the son of Edward Emerson Tudor and Pearl Dorothy Reed. Lucille was the daughter of James Daniel Jordan and Lula Belle File.

Sources: Just Jared interview with Avan Jogia –

Obituary and genealogy of Avan’s maternal great-grandfather, Adney Jennings Tudor (focusing on his own father’s side) –

Genealogy of Avan’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Edward Emerson Tudor (focusing on his own mother’s side) –

Obituary of Avan’s maternal great-grandmother, Lucille Marie (Jorden) Tudor –

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Dev Patel

by ethnic on April 28, 2010

Dev Patel

Place of Birth: Brent, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 23 April, 1990

Ethnicity: Gujarati Indian

Dev Patel is a British actor. He is known for his role in the films Slumdog Millionaire (2008), The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012), and Lion (2016).

Dev was born in Brent, London, England, to Anita and Raj, parents from a Gujarati Indian Hindu background. His parents are both from Nairobi, Kenya, and moved to England in their teens, where they met each other.

Dev and Lucas Hedges are the first (and thus far, only) males born in the 1990s to have received an Academy Award nomination for acting (both have been nominated for Best Supporting Actor for 2016 films).


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